Do Optical Drives need SATA II or SATA III Tags: drives II SATA optical need III Motherboards Last response: April 16, 2013 7:58 PM in Motherboards Share Dood76 April 16, 2013 5:19:29 PM Do Optical Drives need SATA II or SATA III. More about : optical drives sata sata iii clutchc a c 408 V Motherboard April 16, 2013 7:58:42 PM (Assuming you are talking a SATA drive and not an older IDE drive), It doesn't matter. Optical drives are to slow to get any benefit from the faster SATA III interface. Either one will work, though. SATA is a backward compatible standard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBoth hard drives not recognized through sata II or sata III ports Forum SolvedBought a new SATA III hard drive, want to use it on a Sata II port Forum SolvedWill a Seagate SATA III SSHD drive work with a SATA II motherboard? Forum Mixing SATA II & SATA III drives in a single RAID array Forum SolvedSATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) Drive on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum Sata iii verses 2 x SATA II drives Forum Can I use Sata II drives on Sata III port Forum SolvedSATA II / III Cables, Connectors and Components (DVD drive, HDD) Forum SolvedCan i use a SSD SATA III DRIVE CONNECTED TO SATA II PORT? Forum SolvedSata III Replacement for Current Sata II Hard Drive Forum Would a SATA II Connection Bottleneck a SATA III Hybrid Drive? Forum SATA II and III Question, Need help asap please. Forum Sata III hard drive in a Sata II motherboard Forum Will SATA III hard drive work with SATA II enclosure Forum Help!! Need Advice, Are SATA III Rev. Cables same as SATA II Cables ?? Forum Can sata II hard drive be used with sata III interface? Forum Will a sata II drive work with sata III slot on the mb? Forum Can I plug a SATA III Hard Disk Drive onto a SATA II port on my mobo? Forum Will a sata or sata II drive work on my pentium III computer Forum SATA III hard drive in SATA II port Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !